Small Works 2018 Juried Competition Opening and Awards Reception

The Florence Regional Arts Alliance is pleased to present its 4th Small Works Juried Competition.

On February 1st at 6:00pm the show opens at NDC Photography Studio in downtown Lake City with a reception at 105 East Main Street. Artists will be awarded the following prizes $500 (First Place), $250 (Second Place), $100 (Third place) and an Honorable Mention.

These works by artists from throughout the state are no larger than 12” x 12” and will be available for purchase. The exhibit is open through February 24th. Gallery hours are Thursday-Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

The show provides a place for the emerging artist to place alongside the professional artist. Organized by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance the show is generously underwritten by The Citizens Bank, the South State Bank, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Marshal’s Marine. The show aims to support the downtown economic revitalization efforts this year by highlighting a new arts space in the area. The size of these pieces allow for an affordable way for local art patrons to either compliment, add to, or begin a personal art collection.

 

Please note on the evening of the Awards Reception, the Jones-Carter Gallery invites artists and their guest for a special viewing of its current exhibition, (Re)Current.  ArtFields® 2017 Exhibition Award Winners, The ecoFAB Trash Couture Collaborative: Flavia Lovatelli, Francisco Gonzalez, Monique Luck, Teresa Rench, and Marynel Walters.  The Jones-Carter Gallery is located at 105 Henry Street, Lake City, SC 20560.

SMALL WORKS 2018 Juried Competition

 

 

 

 

Entering it’s fourth year, the Florence Regional Arts Alliance is pleased to announce this year’s Small Works Juried Competition.   Entries were received from cities throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. Thirty pieces by nineteen artists representing ten cities will be part of Small Works 2018.

 

On February 1st at 6:00pm the show opens at NDC Photography Studio in downtown Lake City with a reception at 105 East Main Street. Artists will be awarded the following prizes $500 (First Place), $250 (Second Place), $100 (Third place) and an Honorable Mention.

 

These works by artists from throughout the state are no larger than 12” x 12” and will be available for purchase. The exhibit is open through February 24th. Gallery hours are Thursday-Friday 11am to 5pm and Saturdays 10am – 2pm.

 

The show provides a place for the emerging artist to place alongside the professional artist. Organized by the Florence Regional Arts Alliance the show is generously underwritten by The Citizens Bank, the South State Bank, Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union and Marshal’s Marine.  The show aims to support the downtown economic revitalization efforts this year by highlighting a new arts space in the area. The size of these pieces allow for an affordable way for local art patrons to either compliment, add to, or begin a personal art collection.

 

About the Venue: NDC Photography Studio is owned and operated by Nancy Devon Carsten. Devon’s signature work captures those life moments, like walking down the aisle, bringing home a new baby, or sitting with three generations in one living room. She has made it her brand to create photographic heirlooms, “that are as cherished as a mother’s pearls being passed on to a daughter.” For more information visit:

ndc photography

 

 

(Re)Current

The Jones-Carter Gallery’s newest exhibition:

(Re)Current

ArtFields® 2017 Exhibition Award Winners

The ecoFAB Trash Couture Collaborative:

Flavia Lovatelli

Francisco Gonzalez

Monique Luck

Teresa Rench

Marynel Watters

Featuring artworks make of recycled materials and found objects recreated in a current fashion.

Exhibition is free and open to the public January 12 through February 18, 2018

Gallery hours are Tuesday through  Saturday 11am to 5pm

Lake City Concert Series – Colla Voce, Directed by Dr. Larry Wyatt

Lake City Concert Series celebrates the beginning of the Christmas season with Colla Voce.  A Columbia based chamber ensemble of professional musicians founded by Dr. Larry Wyatt in the spring of 2001.  Colla Voce has become known for the virtuosity of its singers and the sophistication of its repertoire.  Join the Lake City Concert Series as Colla Voce performs seasonal works for Christmas.

Colla Voce is directed by Dr. Larry Wyatt, director of Choral Studies at the University of South Carolina.  In addition to directing the concert choir, he supervises the masters and doctoral programs in choral conducting and the Graduate Vocal Ensemble.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information about the 2017- 2018 Concert Season and to purchase season tickets please visit http://www.lccs.info

or call 843-374-8611 or email director.lakecityconcerts@yahoo.com

Lake City Community Theatre

Lake City Community Theatre invites all persons who are 16 years and older to audition for its production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.  All addition materials will be furnished.  Please bring a small headshot photo with your name and address on the back.  Auditions will be held at Blanding Street Auditorium.

This production of Anything Goes is presented by FTC and Lake City Community Theatre.

For more information please click Lake City Community Theatre website http://lakecitycommunitytheatre.org

 

Lake City Community Theatre

Lake City Community Theatre invites all persons who are 16 years and older to audition for its production of Cole Porter’s Anything Goes.  All addition materials will be furnished.  Please bring a small headshot photo with your name and address on the back.  Auditions will be held at Blanding Street Auditorium.

This production of Anything Goes is presented by FTC and Lake City Community Theatre.

For more information please click Lake City Community Theatre website http://lakecitycommunitytheatre.org

 

Nashville Comes to Lake City for a Writers in the Round

 

 

 

“Writers in the Round” is a unique event in that it allows the spotlight to shine on the actual composers of your favorite country songs, not necessarily the artists whose recorded work became a big hit! This Bluebird Café-inspired “Writers in the Round” performance allows songwriters of some of modern country music’s hottest hits to take to the stage to perform their songs, and to share stories about their compositions as well. This recipe results in a festive party atmosphere onstage as the audience is treated to a most memorable evening with a band of songwriting buddies who have such a good time in each other’s company, thrilled to be sharing their tunes and tales! Now in its 4th successful year spearheaded by Florence native and country songwriter extraordinaire Frank Rogers, this year’s performance will also feature songwriters Brent Anderson, Monty Criswell and Lynn Hutton.

 

Frank Rogers, a native son of Florence, is a record producer, songwriter, musician, music publisher and record label executive. Fresh out of college in 1995, Rogers went to work for EMI Nashville where he rose to the position of Vice President. While at EMI, Rogers signed and produced artists including Brad Paisley, Darryl Worley and Josh Turner. In 1999, Rogers established Sea Gayle Music with Brad Paisley and Chris DuBois. Sea Gayle Music boasts 40 Billboard number one songs, and they were named ASCAP’s Country Music Publisher of the Year in 2010 & 2011. In 2009, the three partners formed Sea Gayle Records, with a roster including Jerrod Niemann and Sheryl Crow. Rogers has produced hits for many prominent country music performers since 1999. His accolades as producer include 39 number one and 70 top 20 songs, 18 Country Music Association award nominations (with one win) and 27 Academy of Country Music award nominations (with five wins.) As a songwriter, Rogers has earned four Billboard number one songs: “I’m Gonna Miss Her (The Fishin’ Song)” by Brad Paisley, “Alright” and “This” by Darius Rucker, and “Backroad Song” by Granger Smith. In 2016, Rogers opened Fluid Music Revolution in conjunction with Spirit Music Group.

 

Among the Nashville notables joining Frank Rogers onstage for this year’s “Writers in the Round” program is Brent Anderson, a Mississippi native, who moved to Nashville and secured his first publishing deal at age 16! In 2009, he signed with Sea Gayle Music and has since written for Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, and Danielle Bradbery, among others. His credits also include the #1 hit “Lonely Tonight” by Blake Shelton featuring Ashley Monroe. Brent is also enjoying success as a producer, including Chris Jansen’s breakthrough hit “Buy Me A Boat.” Monty Criswell came to Nashville from the Alabama coast after passing on an acceptance to law school. He is currently signed to Sony ATV Tree Publishing as a staff songwriter. Monty is a two-time Grammy nominee for Country Song of the Year, and he won the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year Award in 2008. To date, he has a roster of over 200 recorded songs by artists such as Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, George Strait, Trace Adkins, Josh Turner and Darius Rucker. Rounding out this talented quartet is Knoxville’s Lynn Hutton. He moved to Nashville in 1998 and began singing demos for many Nashville hit songwriters. After signing with Sea Gayle Music in 2009, Hutton’s collaborations landed him on the multi-platinum-selling “Chief” album by Eric Church with the song “Jack Daniels,” as well as Scotty McCreery’s platinum-selling “Clear as Day” album. Hutton’s other songwriting credits include tracks by Trace Adkins, Ronnie Dunn, Joe Nichols, and the title track of Florida Georgia Line’s debut album, “Here’s to the Good Times.”

 

The four “Writers in the Round” artists will be taking the centrally-located stage in the historic Bean Market, surrounded by the audience seated at banquet tables for an intimate evening of musical performances and behind-the-scenes stories about the tunes themselves. The acoustics in The Bean Market are stellar, so sound aficionados are sure to be pleased. Refreshments, including a full bar, will be available. Proceeds from this event benefit the Lake City Boys & Girls Club.

VIP tickets $125 (includes VIP reception, table-side service and 2 complimentary drinks from the full bar at the event)

General admission $75

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Thursday, October 5

6:00pm – 7:30pm: VIP Reception at Atlantic Coast Line Building – 103 Irvin Street (reception includes meet & greet with performing artists, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer & wine)

7:00: Doors Open at The Bean Market

7:30pm – 10:00pm: Writers in the Round Program at The Bean Market

All proceeds benefit Lake City Boys & Girls Club

 

 

Olio Studio – Art After Dark

Olio Studio’s Art After Dark is the perfect place for you to come mingle with friends and create beautiful works of art!  Everything from painting, pottery, mosaics and more at Art After Dark! It is held every Thursday evening and some Friday evenings at 6:30 pm and open to all adults 18 and older.  Wine and refreshments are served.

This is a fun, friendly event to enjoy a night out. Perfect for beginners and those who want to just have fun with art.

Art After Dark for September: Tobacco Barn, Cotton, Tobacco Leaf Painting, Ceramic Mason Jar Plate, Owl, Fall Door Hanger, and Fluid Art: Poured Painting.

For more information, reserve your spot, or pre pay online please click http://www.olio-studio.com/art-after-dark.html

 

Re-scheduled Opening Reception for the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018: Fantuzzo, Gourdine, Hopkins, Keller

Make plans to join the Jones-Carter Gallery for a re-scheduled opening reception for the South Carolina Arts Commission Fellows 2018 Exhibition.  The reception is Friday, September 29, 2017 at 6pm.

The S.C. Arts Commission Board awarded fellowships to Linda Fantuzzo of Mt. Pleasant (Visual Arts), Jason Gourdine of Moncks Corner (Media Production), Leasharn Hopkins of Columbia (Media Screenwriting) and Elizabeth Keller of Conway (Craft). Fellowships recognize and reward the artistic achievements of our state’s exceptional individual artists, selected through a highly competitive, anonymous process based solely on artistic excellence.

This exhibition is supported by the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Arts Foundation, and First Citizens Bank.

Lake City Concert Series – The Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo

Lake City Concert Series opens its 2017-2018 Concert Series with the Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo.  The Lomazov/Rackers Piano Duo have performed as recitalists and in concert with orchestras throughout the United States and Europe.  The duo has premiered numerous works which have been written specifically for them.  Their broad repertoire ranges from important words by Back, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert to wide-ranging performances of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and Petrushka.  Ms. Lomazov and Mr. Rackers each hold the Doctor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Eastman School of Music and both serve on the piano faculty of the University of South Carolina School of Music where they co-direct the Southeastern Piano Festival.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information about the 2017- 2018 Concert Season and to purchase season tickets please visit http://www.lccs.info

or call 843-374-8611 or email director.lakecityconcerts@yahoo.com